New optical absorption bands in atomic-layer superlattices

Xiaofang Zhai, Chandra S. Mohapatra, Amish B. Shah, Jian Min Zuo, James N. Eckstein

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New optical absorption bands can be engineered by combining two different phases into a superlattice using atomic layer-by-layer molecular beam epitaxy as shown in the figure. Transitions from one layer to another occur at frequencies determined by the electronic structure of the component layers and how the energy levels of the two materials line up at the intrfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1136-1139
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 12 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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